How good are you? A Rifleman can put 5 rounds into a postage stamp at 25 yards prone unsupported. No bag, no bipod, no bench. This is the size a target at 500 yards would appear. That’s what we’ll teach you.
Mill Creek Rifle Club between Lawrence and KC is hosting an Appleseed precision rifle class May 19-20. Here’s the link to online registration. Walk on's are also welcome. In either case please be on site by 8:30 AM for registration/check-in.
If that date doesn't work there is an Appleseed scheduled June 23-24 at Bone Creek Gun Club in Pittsburg, KS.
Notice - Smith & Wesson 15/22 .22LR rifles have been temporarily banned from Appleseed while S&W and Appleseed work to determine the cause of malfunctioning rifles that have created safety concerns. That may or may not change before this event.
S&W centerfire AR15's, all .22LR conversions and non-S&W .22LR dedicated uppers are allowed.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest status.
If you’ve wanted to learn the finer points of putting accurate rounds on target this is for you. We’ll spend two days learning how to shoot the rifle from standing, seated, kneeling and prone with just a sling to help steady the rifle. No bipods, bags or benches (although we do make any allowances needed for a person's physical limitations).
We’ll do our shooting at 25 yards using reduced size targets to simulate distances of up to 500 yards. There’s no point walking back and forth to far away targets or worrying about wind and drop until you can actually put rounds on a simulated size target. The 500 yard target is a 1" square.
Here's the link to Appleseed's national calendar if you can't make it to this one.
Here’s Appleseed's homepage where you can read all about Appleseed. Lucky Gunner wrote up a review of Appleseed and a follow up of lessons learned that do a good job of telling you what to expect.
The entry fee is $60 for adults, $20 for kids under 18 and $20 for military (AD, NG & Res), police and elected officials.
We’ll fire about 600 rounds over two days. The class is held rain, snow or shine as long as it’s safe to drive. Dress accordingly.
Because of the close distance lots of folks use .22LR rifles like Ruger’s 10/22. Centerfire rifles like the AR-15, FAL or any other military pattern rifle are also welcome. Any rifle and any sighting system is allowed but the course of fire is designed around removable magazine fed semi-autos.
Kids and new(er) shooters are welcome but this is not the class to learn how to shoot a rifle for the first time. Students should at least know how to load, unload, clear a minor malfunction and must be safe standing up and sitting down with a rifle.
Here are some helpful links.
Map to the range
Instructor sign up - If you're an Appleseed instructor we'd love to have your help!
(You must be logged into the Appleseed forum as an instructor to use this link)
How to prepare for an Appleseed
Hope you can make it,
KS Appleseed Coordinator